With the holidays over with, Beth and I have a little down time so we'll be checking out some new area venues to keep us up-to-date and informed for our brides who have booked our full-planning packages. It's kind of cool when new venues come out because you know they are going to try their hardest to impress you and work hard for your wedding to build up a good reputation in the area. Anyway, here is a sneak peak at some of the venues we will be checking out in the near future, and you may want to check them out yourself!
There is a new Westin hotel on Rocky Point in Tampa that is in the process of opening. It has an extremely modern and chic feel to it, so if that is your style, this might be the place for you. It also has a rooftop garden deck and private beach. Their restaurant, Aquanox, is supposed to be excellent.
The Sheraton Riverwalk hotel in downtown Tampa is an already established wedding venue in the area, however they recently spent a few million dollars to build a brand new waterfront ballroom that overlooks the Hillsborough River. It's located right near University of Tampa and you can actually see the beautiful buildings from the cocktail deck.
Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center is an all suites hotel located in Tampa that also has a new reception space opening soon. The hotel boasts the fact that all of their rooms are in fact suites. Their new reception space can hold 50-500 guests and is opening soon.
Nova 535 is located in St. Petersburg in a renovated building from the 1920's. This art gallery can be rented out for private events and has a great urban loft feel to it. It is pricey, but it's definitely one of the more unique venues in this area.